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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 155 people named Benshoff in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 27% more people named Benshoff in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 197 people named Benshoff were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 91 females, Elizabeth was the most common name
  • 23 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,245
  • 191 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 41 adults were unmarried

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As Benshoff families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 8 were born in foreign countries
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania